Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Oh Great Spirit Whose Voice I Hear In The Wind


Oh, Great Spirit whose voice I hear in the wind...
And whose breath gives life to the world...

Hear Me...

I come to you as one of your many children...
I am small and weak.
I need your strength and your wisdom.

May I walk in beauty.
Make my eyes ever behold
The red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect
The things that you have made,
And my ears sharp to hear your voice...

Make me wise
So that I may know the things
That you have taught your children...
The lessons you have hidden
In every leaf and rock.

Make me strong
So that not to be superior
To my brothers...
But to be able to fight
My greatest enemy...
Myself.

Make me ever ready to come to you...
With straight eyes,
So that when life fades as the fading sunset...
My spirit may come to you

Without shame...

Lakota Chief Yellow Lark - 1887

And So It Is!